10 Mar 2023
A 22-year-old Twitter user has been found guilty of violating the Computer Crimes Act over 8 tweets about the monarchy and sentenced to 4 years in prison, suspended for 3 years, during which time he is prohibited from socializing with anyone who may lead him to repeat his offense.
21 Jan 2023
Videos depicting sexual acts between an art teacher charged with statutory rape and his alleged victims have been circulating on Twitter for days, Prachatai English has found.
23 Feb 2021
How did Twitter people shake up politics? How scary is the power of Korean idol stans?
12 Oct 2020
Twitter has taken down 926 Thai Twitter accounts which are deemed to be part of a state-linked information operation. The analysis shows that they target opposition parties and pro-democracy movements and try to counter criticism of the military and the government.
6 Aug 2020
Thai social media has recently focussed on issues of sexual violence and gender equality, sparking a debate about feminist ideas and the goal of the movement. In this interview, five self-identified feminists who have experienced and witnessed gender-based violence and discrimination speak on the feminist movement in Thailand, misconceptions about feminism, and what it actually means to be a feminist.
20 Jul 2020
Wirada Saelim on how young people living in the culture of fear in Thailand are using Twitter to engage in politics and speak about issues that are often seen as controversial.
20 Jun 2020
The hashtag #saveโรม (#saveRome) trended on Friday (19 June) morning to protect Move Forward MP Rangsiman Rome against threats related to enforced disappearances.
5 Jun 2020
The public prosecutor has chosen not to move forward in the case of a famous young twitter user who was arrested for posts about King Rama X. The defendant says he is quite stressed because the statute of limitations is 10 years, but his family is even more concerned.
24 Feb 2020
A Twitter user who was arrested last week under computer crime charges for posting about the monarchy has been denied bail twice on the ground that he might flee, Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) reported.
5 Oct 2019
The hashtag #royalmotorcade has soared on Twitter despite legal restrictions on criticism of the royal family as concerned citizens reported traffic problems caused by a royal motorcade. A twitter user has faced threats over their comments and an activist received a threatening message claimed to be sent by the Palace, but an official at the Bureau of Royal Household said it was unlikely to be from there.
4 Jan 2019
On the afternoon of 3rd January 2019, after Wissanu Krea-ngam, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, declared that the election was likely to be delayed to an unspecified date due to the announcement of the Coronation, a ranting hashtag on Twitter, #เลื่อนแม่มึงดิ (Luen Mae Mueng Di: Delayed Again, You Mother***), soared to No. 1 in Thailand as Thai high school students expressed their outrage. The hashtag even reached the global top 10 for a while.
3 Aug 2017
A pop singer has received support and criticism after tweeting that Thailand is, and will always be, underdeveloped.